Who is Tommy Lister and what is he doing now?
Thomas ‘Tiny’ Lister Jr. was born in Compton, California, United States on June 24, 1958. His zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American citizenship. He’s an actor and former professional wrestler, probably best known for his portrayal of Deebo in the 1995 comedy-drama “Friday,” starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, and Nia Long, which follows two friends who smoke their drug dealer. dope. weed, and are now trying to figure out how to repay her $200 – the film won just one award and was nominated for five more.
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Rumors are circulating on the internet that Tommy has retired from acting, however, he is still very active in the film industry and is currently filming seven films – it was recently announced that he will play Moses in the upcoming film. horror “Room and Board”, and will appear in another horror film “Beautiful Evil”.
What happened to his eye?
Tommy has been blind in his right eye since birth, as his retina has become detached and distorted. He grew up believing he was cursed and continued to cover his eyes before becoming more confident and accepting of his condition.
Childhood and education
Tommy was raised as an only child in Compton by his father who was a construction worker and his mother who was a housekeeper. He lived in a rough neighborhood, but avoided becoming a gang member by practicing acting at a local theater and going to church quite often.
Tommy became interested in the shot put while attending high school and after enrolling in 1976 he enrolled at Palomar Junior College where he spent a year before moving to Long Beach City College.
He continued the shot put in college and after reaching 52 feet (16 m), he received a scholarship to California State University in Los Angeles, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1980. Two years later, Tommy won the National Collegiate. National Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Shot Put Championship.
Tommy has been credited with acting in over 210 movies and TV series, and we are about to mention some of his most notable performances in this article.
He gained recognition in 1985, when he was cast as supporting character Jackson in the independent action thriller “Runaway Train.” The following year, he starred as Tiny in the action thriller “Blue City”, hence his nickname.
He had the opportunity to meet and act alongside Eddie Murphy in the action comedy “Beverly Hills Cop II” in 1987, while some of his next roles were in the comedy film “The Night Before” which starred Keanu Reeves in 1988, the 1989 action film “No Holds Barred” which starred Hulk Hogan, and the comedy “Talkin’ Dirt After Dark” in 1991. He was praised for his portrayal of GR55 in the critically acclaimed military sci-fi film “Universal Soldier”, which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren and Ally Walker, and follows two soldiers who died in Vietnam and were brought back to life during military experience.
1994 saw Tommy appear as Rocco Compton in the romantic comedy-drama ‘Don Juan DeMarco’ which starred Johnny Depp, and he went on to appear in the detective film ‘Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead’. in 1995, and the romantic comedy “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” with Martin Lawrence in 1996.
Tommy also had the chance to meet Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich, after appearing in the critically acclaimed 1997 sci-fi action film ‘The Fifth Element’ which starred them all. He then played a prison guard in the slasher film “Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies”, then in 2002 he appeared in the critically acclaimed spy comedy “Austin Powers in Goldmember”.
The year 2004 saw him portray Humvee in the horror film “Dracula 3000”, then he appeared in the drama “El Padrino”, the crime thriller “Never Die Alone” and the comedy-drama “Who Made the Potatoe”. Lettuce?” in 2006. In 2008, Tommy played The Tattooed Prisoner in the superhero film “The Dark Knight”, which starred the late Heath Ledger with Christian Bale, and in 2012 he was No Shame in the comedy “We the Party”.
Tommy voiced Finnick in the 3D computer-animated buddy comedy film “Zootopia” in 2016, and three of his most recent film roles have been in the horror action thriller “Slasher Party.” “Night Walk” and the comedy “I Got the Hook Up 2”, all released in 2019.
Roles in television series
One of Tommy’s first notable performances on a television series came in 1984, when he played Otis on the sitcom “1st & Ten,” and he guest starred as Johnny Mack in three episodes of the mysterious legal drama “Matlock” in 1986. .
He played Leroy in the sitcom “Perfect Strangers” in 1987 and was then invited to play the role of Tiny in the critically acclaimed comedy series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in 1990. He appeared in episodes unique to many series, such as the 1991 sitcom “Step by Step”, the 1992 drama “Renegade” and the 1993 action cop series “Walker, Texas Ranger” starring Chuck Norris. After his portrayal of Adam on the sitcom “The Jamie Foxx Show” in 1997, Tommy took a 15-year hiatus from appearing on the show, before being asked to play the role of Big Mike in the comedy ” Mr. Box Office”.
Three of his most recent notable performances on television series have been in three episodes of the comedy “On the Court” playing King Cain, one episode of the action comedy “Mr. Hollywood” as Knuckles, and the 2015 episodes “3:10” and “Will the Real Dolla…” from the animated adventure musical “Da Jammies,” in which he voiced Big Horace.
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Appearances in music videos
Tommy made his first music video appearance in 1992, as The Egyptian Guard in Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time,” and in 1997 he appeared in Sublime’s “Santeria.”
The year 1999 saw him starring in Ice Cube’s “You Can Do It” music video, and he made an appearance in 50 Cent’s “Many Men” in 2003. A few of his subsequent appearances were in “Ridin'” by Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone. in 2006, “Put your Locs On” by Down AKA Kilo in 2007 and “My World” by Iggy Azalea in 2011.
In 2012, Tommy appeared in Falling In Reverse’s “Good Girls, Bad Guys”, and two of his last music video appearances were in Akon’s 2013’s “So Blue”, and Akon’s “Touchdown (Remix)”. OT Genasis in 2014.
Tommy’s wrestling career was launched in 1989 – after starring in the movie ‘No Holds Barred’ he was invited to compete in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and was nicknamed ‘Zeus: The Human Wrecking Machine’ . Tommy wrestled in the WWF until the early 1990s when he began competing for the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico, while he also competed in World Championship Wrestling before retiring from wrestling at the late 90s.
Love life and woman
Tommy prefers to keep his personal affairs to himself, and he hasn’t commented on his love life until he walks the streets of Los Angeles with a mystery woman. On January 26, 2003, he married this woman, Felicia Forbes, who works in South Africa as a missionary and minister, but they separated several years later although they were not officially divorced – the two have a girl together.
In 2009, Tommy’s mysterious new girlfriend filmed him driving his car, and she called the police after he tried to take her phone from her hands – Tommy was not arrested, because it was obvious that he was not violent. to his girlfriend.
He has not spoken of any other women he might have been with, and as of September 2020 he is still married to Felicia Forbes although they are not living together, and he has a daughter.
Hobbies and other interests
Tommy is a born-again Christian and a very religious person who goes to church at least once a week. He appeared on several Christian TV shows, and after he attempted to commit mortgage fraud and was released on bail, he said, “What’s so cool about God and our government is that you can make a mistake and they will forgive you if you are just a good person and do well”.
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—RoBeast Rollie (@RAWisROLLIE) May 8, 2020
Tommy is still very physically active, having four to five workouts at the gym each week, hence his muscular body, and even today he occasionally plays basketball with his friends. Because he is a very big man, he eats a lot of food every day. Two of his favorite things to do in his free time are to go fishing or to travel to a country he hasn’t been to before.
Tommy has his own favorite actor and actress who are Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, and some of his favorite movies are “The Terminal”, “The Green Mile” and “Notting Hill”.
Age, height and net worth
Tommy’s age is 62. He is bald and his eyes are blue, his height is 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) and he weighs about 300 pounds (136 kg).
As of September 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $100,000.